dan kirsch | creative director
April 2017: Dan returned to Charlotte in August 2016 after a six-year stint as Executive & Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre, San Diego’s LGBT Theatre, and after 4-1/2 years at Cultural Arts Director for the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax. At Diversionary, he commissioned and directed the premiere of the Harvey Milk tribute play Dear Harvey by Patricia Loughrey and Thomas Hodges, also directing the play at the 2010 FringeNYC Festival. Dan has worked in arts management and for LGBT social justice organizations since 1982, including 15 years in Charlotte working for such companies as North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, One Voice Chorus, OutCharlotte LGBT Cultural Festival, and the Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte on Central Avenue. He is currently working with Time Out Youth Center and the Jewish Plays Project at the Levine JCC.